If prayer has power, why can’t it get you an…

The mindblowingly prolific, versatile and acid tongued Christopher Hitchens has a new book out called God is not Great. In an interview with New York magazine’s Boris Kachka, he has this little gem of a quote.

Have you ever prayed in your life?

I probably once did pray for an erection, but not addressed to anyone in particular. Nor completely addressed to my cock. You’re too polite to ask if the prayer was answered.

Was it?

No. There was an answer, but I don’t think it was the result of the prayer. After all, if one was not a mammal, and could get erections on demand, there’d be no need for prayer in the first place.

Read the full interview here: Are you there, God? It’s me, Hitchens